Nobody understands what’s going on
The sane people like to believe that their public leaders know what’s happening and, even if they might be selfish and short sighted, at least they make decisions with a pretty good grasp of cause and effect.
The insane people like to believe that the real leaders are in the shadows, but they basically believe the same thing about them knowing how to control the world to reach a certain outcome.
A few idiots also believe that THEY know what’s up. That they can personally understand the world and make the best possible decision.
Really, nobody is in control because nobody has a good idea of what the effects of their actions are going to be.